October 2015

CSWE Reception 2015

Dean Korr cordially invites you to the

University of Illinois School of Social Work
Denver Reception

Friday, October 16, 2015
6:30-8:00 pm

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Pl
Denver, CO 80202

Join us in Denver at CSWE for a tailgate-themed reception. You will enjoy tailgate snacks including hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, cookies, beer, wine, soft drinks, and more. Play a tailgate game while catching up with Denver-area alumni and alumni attending the CSWE conference.

RSVP by October 12, 2015 to Amy Frederick at aeweber2@illinois.edu.

Social Work Homecoming 2015



Please join us on Friday, October 23 as we celebrate Homecoming 2015!


Social Work iHelp Project


Wesley Food Pantry

1203 W. Green St.

Urbana, IL 61801


Kick off your Homecoming weekend by giving back through this food packaging event prior to the Homecoming Parade and Social Work Homecoming Reception 


Social Work Homecoming Reception

7:00-9:00 pm

School of Social Work

1010 W. Nevada Street

2nd Floor

Urbana, IL 61801


Join us for a reception following the Homecoming Parade, the night before the Illinois vs. Wisconsin football game and enjoy hot dogs, tailgate snacks, and beverages. $5 for alumni and friends. School of Social Work students and children under 10 are FREE.


Register online for both events at: http://go.illinois.edu/sswhomecoming2015



Contact Amy Frederick at aeweber2@illinois.edu or at (217) 244-1064.

9th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture
Please join us for the 9th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture
Child Trafficking: A Call to Action
Guest Lecturer: Katherine Kaufka Walts, Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago

Monday, November 9, 2015
School of Social Work, Room 2015
4:00 p.m., Reception to follow

More info can be found here.
Assistant Professor Benjamin Lough Writes for Forum's 2015 Discussion Paper

This paper examines how modern donor practices may challenge IVCOs' alignment with the interests of civil society in partner countries-particularly in circumstances where a strong focus on service delivery and poverty eradication limit support for grassroots movements aimed at transformational structural and social change.

Read about the paper and download it here.
Health care, research failing to adapt to U.S.'s growing multiracial population

Data collection methods in research and health care settings have lagged behind in adapting to the rapidly growing population of multiracials, according to studies led by social work professor Karen M. Tabb Dina.

Read the full article here.
A Successful 2015 Field Education Day 

A huge thank you to the 65 partner organizations that attended Field Education Day on September 11th at the I-Hotel and Conference Center! You were vital in helping to make this day a great success. Over 140 BSW and MSW students attended this event, which offered them the opportunity to talk with representatives from the various organizations and learn about internship opportunities. We couldn't offer the excellent educational experience that we are known for without these partnerships!

Have you considered partnering with the School of Social Work to offer BSW and MSW internships? Learn more at http://socialwork.illinois.edu/field-education/become-a-field-education-site/

Alumni Highlight
MSW alum, Donte Lotts, a social worker with Parenting with Love and Limits, will be honored Friday, October 16, 2015 by the NAACP of Champaign County for youth advancement as one of its eight 2015 Freedom Fund award recipients.

Read more about Donte in The News-Gazette.

CSWE Reception 2015
Homecoming 2015
Brieland Lecture
Assistant Professor Lough Writes for Forum Discussion Paper
Health Care Study led by Karen Tabb Dina
Field Day 2015
Alumni Highlight